Anonymous Asked:
Because girls never exclude other girls or never exclude guys by claiming "safe space," right? Jesus christ, I get that you have a daughter and you're looking out for her, but that doesn't mean that women have it any worse than guys now that you're focusing on one. Wake the fuck up. What sex drops out of school at great rates? What sex has the highest poverty and suicide rate? What sex is less likely to get into college? Men. So stop being a mouthbreathing white knight.

keiren-smith:

ruckawriter:

I love when righteous indignation hides behind anonymity. You poor, poor boy. You are beyond wrong, and that you cannot see why, that you cannot see how the made-up data you cite itself is part of the problem, is part of the bias, only makes me pity you.

You’re a coward.

You’re exactly the problem I’m describing.

And you have no leg to stand on. I am tired of you, I am tired of your type.

Good luck with what I am sure will be a long and miserable life.

Heh. Part of me is bizarrely thrilled to see a MAN get picked on like this—usually the boys get really respectful of the men even while disagreeing, and even while pouring hate down on the women.

And? THIS. I so hate that it’s always “either or” “all or nothing”. Because “some” girls might pick on “some” girls, that negates having a conversation about persistent insidious sexism and misogyny in fan culture?

The absolute whining snivelling fear induced in these guys whenever someone simply questions their behaviour is awe-inspiring.

ooblium:

The Risk of Deciding

"Dune" was to be his most ambitious film production: a personal adaptation of Frank Herbert’s novel of the same title, published in 1965.  The science-fiction saga was ideally suited to the choreography of transgressive visual and narrative genres of the sort in which the method of Alejandro Jodorowsky partakes, and as it had been manifested in his films "El Topo" (1970) and "The Holy Mountain" (1973).  Such an important project merited its own blank book.  Hence, the word "DUNE" written in Art Deco-style typography is on the cover of a thick yellow notebook from 1974.  Inside, however, there is not a single reference to the film (a premonition, perhaps, of the fact that it was never to be realized under Jodorowsky’s direction).  The notebook, reproduced here in a selection of pages, was used for something else entirely, an investigation into one of the topics that concerns this director, cartoonist, composer, and visual artist: the history and use of the Tarot de Marseille.

Jodorowsky has dedicated much of his life to exploring what he calls psychomagic, a divinatory, therapeutic practice and a kind of artistic research.  Art is not art if it is incapable of healing.  The power of the word along with an image from the tarot deck can bring out the individual subject’s unconscious desires, allow them to flourish, and help reach his or her most intimate facets.  The cards—the images they place before our eyes and the words that rest on their surface—help to establish a poetic, performative, and interpretive dialogue between Jodorowsky and the “patient” who consults the deck.  This dialogue is geared toward grasping fears, stimulating spiritual grace, and breaking out of vicious cycles.  In psychomagic, cognition and behavior come together in a method whose basic premise is belief: healing is not possible in the face of indifference, nor can it be reduced to the language and schema of scientific reason.  Hence, once heard and believed, the symbolic charge of these words will set off a process of psychic and somatic transformation that will free agency.

For more than three years, Jodorowsky’s interest in the Tarot de Marseille led him to a series of encounters and studies that are put forth in this notebook, a register of teachings alongside an analysis of the deck and its complex laws of combination.  This tarot deck is one of the oldest known and is generally considered to have been brought to Europe by Romani.  It is characterized by “whole”, rather than split, characters.  The number appears in Roman numerals on the upper portion of each card, and the name of the card is in French at the bottom.  The Major Arcana contains twenty-two cards, and the Minor Arcana fifty-six.  The cards in the Major Arcana are more important; they hold the key to deeper questions.  The cards in the Minor Arcana, on the other hand, address more mundane concerns.

Jodorowsky the “psicomago” delves into the relationship between image, word, interpretation, and behavior.  Through chance and the principle of indeterminacy, word and deed establish a tight and necessary relationship in his magically surreal practice that directly addresses the chaotic totality of the unconscious.

—Chus Martínez

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10 Poverty Myths, Busted | Mother Jones

gailsimone:

america-wakiewakie:

1. Single moms are the problem. Only 9 percent of low-income, urban moms have been single throughout their child’s first five years. Thirty-five percent were married to, or in a relationship with, the child’s father for that entire time.

2. Absent dads are the problem. Sixty percent of low-income dads see at least one of their children daily. Another 16 percent see their children weekly.

3. Black dads are the problem. Among men who don’t live with their children, black fathers are more likely than white or Hispanic dads to have a daily presence in their kids’ lives.

4. Poor people are lazy. In 2004, there was at least one adult with a job in 60 percent of families on food stamps that had both kids and a nondisabled, working-age adult.

5. If you’re not officially poor, you’re doing okay. The federal poverty line for a family of two parents and two children in 2012 was $23,283. Basic needs cost at least twice that in 615 of America’s cities and regions.

6. Go to college, get out of poverty. In 2012, about 1.1 million people who made less than $25,000 a year, worked full time, and were heads of household had a bachelor’s degree.

7. We’re winning the war on poverty. The number of households with children living on less than $2 a day per person has grown 160 percent since 1996, to 1.65 million families in 2011.

8. The days of old ladies eating cat food are over. The share of elderly single women living in extreme poverty jumped 31 percent from 2011 to 2012.

9. The homeless are drunk street people. One in 45 kids in the United States experiences homelessness each year. In New York City alone, 22,000 children are homeless.

10. Handouts are bankrupting us. In 2012, total welfare funding was 0.47 percent of the federal budget.

Reblog a thousand times.

I have been poor. I have lived in serious poverty. 

I worked as hard then as I do now, and I work very hard indeed, as did almost everyone else I knew who was poor, regardless of background, ethnicity, or marriage status. 

We all know these things the wealthy and entitled say are lies…why do we allow that to continue to be the narrative?

Contents Under Pressure

bronzet-rex:

ruckawriter:

I rarely use this to just blog. I’m going to just blog now, so you can all just ignore this if it’s not to your liking.

Warning. Contents under pressure.

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FUCK YES.

Today I had to (yes, HAD TO, because: live the fucking change, people) point out to some peers…

Reblogged for OP, and Sam’s comment.

eelwheel:

bogleech:

gameraboy:

"A Sticky Situation" (1960) by Carl Barks

I like how advertising is literally still exactly as sexist as they’re joking about in this comic from 54 years ago.

^ ^ ^

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cognitivedissonance:

plansfornigel:

sadurdaynight:

female-only:

plansfornigel:

and these are the men women are suppose to call when raped. what is this rape culture you speak of ?

this makes me so mad not every fucking cop is a rapist 

When Cops Rape … and Nothing Happens

“Police sexual misconduct is common, and anyone who maintains it isn’t doesn’t get it,” says retired Seattle police chief Norm Stamper, author of the book Breaking Rank. Since no one is investing resources in learning how many victims are out there, we’re left with estimates and news accounts. As part of a 2008 study, former police officer Tim Maher, a criminologist at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, asked 20 police chiefs whether police sexual misconduct was a problem; 18 responded in the affirmative. The 13 chiefs willing to offer estimates thought an average of 19 percent of cops were involved—if correct, that translates to more than 150,000 police officers nationwide. An informal effort by the Cato Institute in 2010 to track the number of police sexual-misconduct cases just in news stories counted 618 complaints nationwide that year, 354 of which involved forcible nonconsensual sexual activity like sexual assault or sexual battery.

Police Sergeant Doubled as Serial Rapist

It was nothing short of a nightmare — a man obsessively tracking women, sneaking into their homes, assaulting them, and forcing them to perform a bizarre “cleansing” ritual that washed away any hint of evidence from their bodies. Bloomington, Ill., Police Detective Clay Wheeler spent two years pursuing the first serial rapist in his town’s memory.

“I’ve seen more brutal things, more violent things, but some of the things that happened and what he would say and tell these girls as he’s assaulting them, and I mean, I get chills. It just disgusts me,” he said.

According to the 3rd Quarter Report of The National Police Misconduct Statistics and Reporting Project, police officers were accused of sexual assault at a rate of 79 per 100,000 law enforcement personal. The rate of accusations for the general public is 28.7 per 100,000 general public. When corrected for gender these numbers tell us that there are 1.5 times more accusations of sexual assualt among male law enforcement officers than among the general male population. The fact that rapists seem to be concentrated among a group of armed individuals who have the purported authority to detain and arrest other individuals should be more than a little alarming for even the most prolific police bootlicker. In just the last month, several stories of officers committing disgusting crimes have been in the news.

No one needs to come in and say “Not all cops….” on this post or others about police misconduct. That’s great. We ALL know not all cops do bad things, but the point here is that SOME DO and they seem more likely than the general male population to commit this particular kind of crime.

That’s like saying to a rape victim who’s wary around men after being raped by one, “Not ALL men are rapists, your attitude makes me so angry.” That person knows damn well not all men are rapists but isn’t taking the chance of being able to discern rapist from not-rapist — it’s not like they walk around with signs. Just like cops. You never know if you’re getting a rotten apple. Instead of accepting that most of them are good, maybe we should concentrate on getting rid of and preventing rotten ones from happening.

(via asukalangleysoreass)

lets-teaparty:

Sadly there are probably a lot of guys who don’t get the joke here.

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doodlebuggy:

It’s to distract the enemy for combat advantage.

doodlebuggy:

It’s to distract the enemy for combat advantage.

(Source: corenthal, via mieko-nakatomi)